Daneet Steffens
December 15, 1995 AT 05:00 AM EST

Toy Story: The Art and Making of the Animated Film

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John Lasseter

We gave it a B+

Toy Story: The Art and Making of the Animated Film John Lasseter and Steve Daly (Hyperion, $39.95) Before you collect all the Toy Story figures available at your local fast-food joint, cast your eyes upon this coffee-table guide to the making of the movie. It covers every aspect of the production, from the early, behind-the-scenes brainstorming meetings to the initial sketches to the latest state-of-the-art technology that built the first full-length flick completely created in cyberspace. Even on flat pages, the stills have a three-dimensional quality to them that will whet your appetite for the movie. Lasseter, Toy Story‘s director, and EW writer Daly — who spent a month with the filmmakers — bring the painstaking process to life with detailed descriptions of all the techniques used. It’s a book to find under the Christmas tree, leaf through, and then hang on your wall, so you can trip out over the outstanding 3-D cover. B+

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